By Hindustan Times
A new film of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel Midnight's Children is due to be released in India after fears it would not find a distributor in the country where it is set, according to a report.
PVR Pictures has acquired the film to be shown in Indian cinemas by the end of the year, PVR chief Kamal Gianchandani said -- allaying the director's fears that it may not be released because of "insecure politicians".
"We're looking at releasing the film in December. We're yet to decide the release date," Gianchandani told Livemint.com.
Rushdie's Booker prize-winning novel includes highly critical descriptions of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi, who suspended democracy in India between 1975 and 1977 in a period known as The Emergency.
The Gandhi family